Tag Archives: boating safety

Water Sports Foundation reports spike in online boater education

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The Water Sports Foundation reported a major surge in boater education enrollment across the nation, marked by new online delivery trends. As the non-profit educational arm of the Water Sports Industry Association (WSIA), the Water Sports Foundation attributed the surge to record-setting growth in recreational boating activity and a 35% increase in first-time boat ownership in 2020, brought on by ...

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Nominations open for Sea Tow Foundation Boating Safety Advisory Council

The Sea Tow Foundation is now accepting nominations for membership in its national Boating Safety Advisory Council, with applications being accepted through April 19, 2022. New appointees will be chosen by the current council and executive committee, notified in mid May and serve a two-year term beginning June 1, 2022. According to Sea Tow Foundation Executive Director Gail R. Kulp, ...

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National Safe Boating Council presents IBWSS Communication Awards

The National Safe Boating Council (NSBC) announced the 2022 recipients of the International Boating and Water Safety Summit (IBWSS) Communication Awards. This year marks the 25th anniversary of IBWSS, a global event dedicated to education, awareness, and networking for the advancement of boating and water safety. “We were impressed with the number of leaders in the boating community doing extensive ...

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Milltech announces acquisition

Milltech Marine, a provider in marine safety specializing in Automatic Identification Systems (AIS) and communications systems, announced it has been acquired by Jason Young, former Global Sales Director for Vesper Marine, manufacturer of AIS solutions. Young has committed Milltech to continuing its legacy of exceptional customer service, while expanding its reach to small manufacturers looking to move into the American ...

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TowBoatUS North Padre names new GM

Capt. Justin Nesloney, owner of TowBoatUS Port Aransas, Texas, has appointed Capt. Chris Cummins general manager of Nesloney’s newest location in the region, TowBoatUS North Padre Island. “Capt. Cummins has been an asset from day one, steadily growing into leadership roles,” said Nesloney. “In his new role as general manager, he’s completely at the helm of our North Padre Island ...

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ABYC announces updates to 2022 Standards Week

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The American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC) announced updates to its annual Standards Week event, originally scheduled to be hosted in Charleston, South Carolina. Project Technical Committee (PTC) meetings have moved to a virtual format this week, Jan. 10-14, 2022, while ABYC’s annual membership meeting and Marine Law Symposium will occur later this year. The association is currently exploring venues ...

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BoatUS makes free online boating safety course available

The nonprofit BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water can help boat manufacturers, dealers and marina operators improve the customer experience and help make boating safer for everyone. A leader in boating safety for more than 40 years, the Foundation offers a free online boating safety education course at BoatUS.org/Free. Thirty-five states have approved the Foundation course to meet their ...

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Mustang Survival acquires Stearns

Mustang Survival announced the acquisition of the Government & Commercial Marine business of Stearns. The deal deepens Mustang Survival’s product offering for those that live beyond land to protect freedoms, and those that work on the water to put food on the table for their loved ones. The products will be amalgamated into the Mustang Survival Branded assortments of life ...

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Sea Tow presents awards at annual meeting

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Sea Tow Services International presented awards for outstanding service, boating advocacy and community support. The recipients were notified of the awards during the company’s annual meeting. During the event, Sea Tow’s leadership presented awards to honor the recipients’ outstanding dedication to the betterment of the boating industry. The 2021 Awards included: The Captain Joe Frohnhoefer Visionary Award – presented to the captain who most exemplifies the ...

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Sea Tow Foundation opens Life Jacket Loaner Station application

Sea Tow Life Jacket Loaner Station

Those passionate about boating safety and saving lives through life jacket use can now apply to host a Sea Tow Foundation Life Jacket Loaner Station for the 2022 boating season. The application period is open from Nov. 1, 2021, through Feb. 1, 2022; there is no cost to apply, and all materials are free as well. Any organization, boating agency, company, or ...

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